Food & Drinks in Costa Rica
What is the typical food in Costa Rica?
Are there any particular specialties in Costa Rica?
The very, very typical dish is the "Casado". It consists of rice, black beans, fried plantains (platanos) and chicken, meat or fish. The "Casado" is eaten for lunch and dinner, you can get it quite priceless at the simple restaurants here.
For breakfast the “Gallo”, or “Gallo Pinto” is very typical , which consists of rice mixed with black beans. It will be served with eggs, the tortilla (corn bread), and sometimes cheese or chorizo (sausage).
At the beaches, fish and seafood is a must-do to have. Camarones (shrimp), calamares and pulpos (squid), pescado (fish), Mejillones (mussels), Cangrejos (crayfish), and more fresh food can you find there. You can also have quite often in Costa Rica : fresh lobsters, on fair prices which are extremly delicious.
You can also find high standard gastronomy in Costa Rica. In San José and its surrounding area, Santa Ana & Escazú, are many of those high-class restaurants.
But, as well the American fast-food has held their invasion in Costa Rica. All over the country you will find it.